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Kumbh Mela: UP cabinet takes dip in Sangam

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and almost all his senior ministers took a dip at the Sangam, following with unique Cabinet meeting on Tuesday at the Kumbh Mela. At the meeting, government approved the construction of a 600-km Ganga Expressway to better connect Prayagraj – to western Uttar Pradesh. The State government said the expressway, which will cost ₹36,000 crore, will be the longest in the world. There are 25 Cabinet ministers, including the Chief Minister, in the UP Ministry which also has ministers of State. The Chief Minister and members of his Cabinet also offered prayers at a Hanuman temple here.

Apart from approval for the Ganga Expressway project, the cabinet also gave the necessary approvals for the Bundelkhand Expressway and the Purvanchal Expressway which have already been announced. The proposed Ganga Expressway will start from Meerut and pass through Amroha, Bulandshahr, Badaun, Shahjahanpur, Farrukhabad, Hardoi, Kannauj, Unnao, Rae Bareli and Pratapgarh before reaching Allahabad.

 

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